Excited fans rush into Saratoga for opening day

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The gates opened around 7 a.m. at Saratoga Race Course, but the fun began hours earlier for some diehard fans.

It was a humid start to the morning outside the race course.

Dozens of fans were lined up waiting for hours to get inside the gates. You could feel the energy and excitement.

Whether it’s your first opening day or a family tradition, everyone has something different to be excited about.

Learn about how some of the fans passed the time while they waited, by watching the video of Caitlin Irla’s story.